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Albert Duveen collection of artists' letters and ephemera, 1807-1946

Duveen, Albert, 1892-1965

Dealer, Collector, Art critic

Collection Information

Size: 1.1 Linear feet

Summary: The Albert Duveen collection of artists' letters and ephemera measures 1.1 linear feet and dates from 1807 to 1946. Unrelated letters written by over 170 mostly 19th and early 20th century American artists are found in this compiled collection of art critic, dealer, and collector Albert Duveen. Additional ephemera includes printed material and photographs of artwork.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art critic, collector, and dealer Albert Duveen (1892-1965) lived and worked in New York City, New York. He is known for his expertise in early American art and was a cousin to Joseph Duveen, president of Duveen Brothers art dealers.

Provenance

The Albert Duveen collection of artists' letters and ephemera was purchased from Duveen by the Archives of American Art in February 1956.

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Language Note

The collection is in English.

Funding

Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.